Dialogo è accettare l'altro come è e come egli stesso si definisce e si presenta a noi, di non cessare di essere se stessi mentre ci si confronta con il diverso, di essere consapevoli che la nostra identità esce arricchita e non sminuita da chi di questa identità non accetta alcuni elementi, magari anche quelli che noi riteniamo fondamentali. La riconciliazione è possibile, tra i cristiani e nella compagnia degli uomini. (Enzo Bianchi, priore della Comunità di Bose)


On friendship: a method for meeting

Sede UNESCODiscussion about Matteo Ricci's experience

Venue

Paris - Unesco

Period

February 16, 2010

Promoters and Organizers

* Diocese of Macerata
* Foundation 'Giovanni Paolo II' for Youth
* Committee for the celebrations on the occasion of the IV centenary of the death of Padre Matteo Ricci
* The region of Marche

UNESCO celebrated the 400th anniversary of Matteo Ricci's death with a symposium and the opening of an exhibition. More than 700 people convened for the celebration on February 16 at UNESCO's headquarters in Paris. The event began with an introduction by Stanislaw Cardinal Rylko, president of the Pontifical Council for the laity, entitled: On friendship, a method for the encounter. Reflections on Matteo Ricci's experience. The cardinal noted how the Jesuit earned admiration both in China and in Europe "for having opened the road to the encounter of two cultures, accomplishing something no one had done before." The day continued with the screening of a documentary film by Gjon Kolndrekaj, Matteo Ricci, a Jesuit in the Reign of the Dragoon and the opening of the exposition Father Matteo Ricci: at the service of the Lord of Heaven. The exhibition will travel next to Lisieux, where it will remain until June; in September it will move to Korea, as a perpetual sign of the dialogue among peoples fostered by Matteo Ricci.

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